Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson and Jeff Younger reunited on stage final evening (Tuesday, Might 10) at Final Jam Night time, the long-running community-oriented present in residency on the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, as a part of a particular tribute to the so-called “Large 4” of Eighties thrash metallic — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX. The occasion marked the primary time David and Jeff have performed MEGADETH songs collectively on stage for the reason that U.Okay.’s Monsters Of Rock pageant on August 20, 1988.
In accordance with the Whisky A Go Go Fb web page, final evening’s live performance featured appearances by the next “very particular company”:
* David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
* Jeff Younger (MEGADETH)
* Neil Turbin (DEATHRIDERS, BLEED THE HUNGER, ANTHRAX)
* Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY)
* Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK, JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI)
* Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, HEATHEN, I AM MORBID)
* Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID)
* Paulie Z (BOHEMIAN QUEEN, SWEET)
* Fred Aching (POWERFLO, BILLY BIO, CULPRIT)
* Patrick Stone (BUDDERSIDE)
* Jordan Ziff (MARTY FRIEDMAN, RATT)
* Mike Dupke (DEE SNIDER, W.A.S.P.)
* Philip Näslund (MULTI-PLATINUM PRODUCER)
* Rick Thorne (PRO BMX-ER)
* Ricky Bonazza (BUTCHER BABIES)
* Gregory Coates (LEMMO, ROCK OF AGES)
* Miles Schon
* Lonny Pasillas (ZOLTO)
* Victor Wichmann (ROCK VOICE BRAZIL, SUN CHASKY)
* Gabriel Colon (CULPRIT)
* Gabriel Connor (RED DEVIL VORTEX)
* JD McGibney (ANGELS ON THE BATTLEFIELD)
* Johnny Blade (NIGHTSWORD, OZZMANIA)
* Adi Argelazi (WHITE WITCH, 27 CLUB)
* Eduardo Baldo (RED DEVIL VORTEX)
* Luis Kalil (RED DEVIL VORTEX)
* Danny Almanza (MOTORBREATH, DAMAGE, INC)
* Frank Valdez (MOTORBREATH)
* Neil Metcalf (HIRAX)
* Natalie Nova (BEYOND THE ROOTS)
* Robert Madrigal (DIE BY THE SWORD)
* Chaz Leon (WOKE UP DEAD)
* Dino Gonzalez (NEIL TURBIN)
* Eleazar Llerenas (NEIL TURBIN)
* Frank Gastelum (NEIL TURBIN)
* Kevin Mayorga (NEIL TURBIN)
* Francis Cassol (RAGE IN MY EYES)
* Freddy Scott (RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, SHERMANS SHOWCASE AMC)
* Yohai Portal (GREENBLACK, ASHENMOON)
* Adrian Villanueva (DEEP CUTS, ENGRAVE)
* Anthony Vera (BULLET BUMPS)
* Ira Black Jr (CORRUPT)
* Efren Corrupt (CORRUPT)
* Vincent Salazar (VEXXUM)
* Matt Anderson (VEXXUM)
* Edgar Delgado (VEXXUM)
* Geremi Perez (VEXXUM)
The Whisky A Go Go live performance got here 4 months after Ellefson and Younger reunited in Los Angeles for interviews to be included within the upcoming feature-length documentary “This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza”. Ellefson has signed on as a co-producer of the movie, and in addition will present narration to information the viewer via the exploration of the late MEGADETH drummer’s life.
Ellefson was fired from MEGADETH a 12 months in the past after sexually tinged messages and specific video footage involving the bassist have been posted on Twitter.
David was in MEGADETH from the band’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and once more from 2010 till his newest exit.
In 2004, Ellefson filed an $18.5-million lawsuit in opposition to Dave Mustaine, alleging the MEGADETH chief shortchanged him on earnings and backed out of a deal to show Megadeth Inc. over to him when the band broke up in 2002. The lawsuit was finally dismissed and Ellefson rejoined MEGADETH in 2010.
Younger‘s complete profession with MEGADETH was spent recording and touring in assist of the band’s 1988 platinum-selling album “So Far, So Good…So What!”
Jeff made headlines in December 2009 for accusing Mustaine of, amongst different issues, “dissing, exaggerating and simply plain mendacity on some stage about practically each gifted musician that has handed via his dysfunctional little ensemble.” He additionally disputed Mustaine‘s declare in an interview that Younger‘s drug downside led to MEGADETH‘s 1988 Australian tour being known as off and the group being “banned” from performing within the nation.
My buddy, Chaz Leon killing it with Jeff Younger and David Ellefson on “In My Darkest Hour!” Wow! What a deal with!
Posted by Brad Schecter on Tuesday, Might 10, 2022